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nbc 10 news starts now. >> right now on nbc 10 news today, thousands of septa workers will vote on whether to authorize a strike. a live report is just ahead with what this could mean for commuters. also this morning, the nurse quarantined in north jersey is speaking out against the policies saying she's being treated like a criminal. a windy morning as we take a live look over center city. temperatures won't be as warm as yesterday, but there will be plenty of sunshine. good morning. this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary conners. it's 10:00 on this sunday. michelle grossman is tracking the weekend weather for us. even though it's going to be a little bit cooler today, temperatures will still be
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slightly above average. >> yeah, we're going to be about three degrees above what's typical for this time of year, so not bad for late october. a mild day. very pretty. you need the sunglasses as you step out. but you also need to have maybe a ponytail holder because it's not going to be the best hair day with all that wind in place. 61 in wilmington and 60 degrees in atlantic city. most spots have made it to the 60s. mild right now. although we're not going very far from these numbers as we head throughout the afternoon. the winds are really gusting and we're looking at winds gusting near 40 miles per hour in mount pocono. as promised, we have the winds in place. this will be the story as we head throughout the afternoon into the early nighttime hours. so for today by 11:00, 62. by 3:00, 66. a mild day, a sunny day, but a windy day.
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also tracking showers in your seven-day. we'll track those in a few minutes. >> thank you, michelle. after months of negotiation, 4,700 septa workers will vote today about whether they will walk off the job. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the transportation center in philadelphia. matt, you've been talking to commuters this morning. what are they saying? are they worried yet? >> reporter: some are concerned, but there's no need to worry just yet because that strike authorization vote is scheduled to happen later this afternoon. yet even if it does go through, riders still have time to come up with a plan b. one after another, the broad street line departs to pick up and drop off passengers throughout the city. how much do you depend on the service? >> every day. and i'm an hour and a half away from my job. so if they were to strike, i wouldn't be able to get into work. >> reporter: the 4,700 members of transport workers union local
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234 have been without a contract since march. those workers operate the subways, trolleys, buses and maintenance. if a strike is authorized, union leadership says they will decide a date and time to shut off the lights and walk off the job. >> that's crazy. that would put me in harm's way. i'd be stranded. >> reporter: riders are tired of the back and forth between the union and septa. both sides say they're working toward an agreement. key sticking points have been pensions and health care. vivienne brooks thinks the workers should get what they want. >> they work just like we do every day. everybody should be treated fair. everybody needs their transportation. everybody needs their job. >> reporter: but a grinding halt is something this rider isn't willing to support. >> you're going to make it hard for a lot of people. people that work 24/7. the people that are here are
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going to be okay. they're going to be on vacation. but the people that struggle every day won't have no way to get to work or get to school. >> reporter: septa says it has not received notice that a work stoppage is imminent, but if and when that does happen, a service interruption plan will go into effect to keep the riders on the rails. new from overnight, a man is in critical condition following this crash in northeast philadelphia. nbc 10 was on the scene where two pickup trucks collided around 12:30 this morning. police are now investigating the cause of this crash. today the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is in west africa visiting the countries hit hardest by ebola. samantha power arrived in guinea this morning. she will also visit liberia and sierra leone. she'll meet with u.s. and u.n. personnel in the region.
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her visit is intended to draw attention to the need for increased attention to the outbreak. florida is the latest to require mandatory monitoring of travelers coming in from west africa. new jersey, new york, and illinois already have quarantines in place. it's in response to the case of dr. craig spencer. he arrived from liberia and became ill with the deadly virus this week. ebola survivors warn that the 21-day quarantine could discourage volunteers from going overseas to help take care of the people with the virus. >> you're going to have to take another three weeks totally out of commission. >> so it's a real practical concern. >> yeah. >> and most of these doctors are volunteers. >> absolutely. all of them, i think. >> now, in terms of dr. spencer's condition, it has gotten worse, but that was expected. health officials say there is some good news. he remains awake and communicative at bellevue hospital where he's being treated. nancy writebol, a survivor of
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ebola, she has donated plasma to dr. spencer. writebol was one of the first americans diagnosed with the deadly virus. she contracted it while working as a missionary in liberia. arkansas a nurse quarantined at a hospital in newark because she had contact with ebola patients is criticizing the way she says she's being treated. as we told you yesterday morning, preliminary tests for ebola came back negative for nurse kaci hickox. newark university hospital is not saying if she'll remain there for the rest of the 21-day quarantine period or if she'll be released. yesterday in "the dallas morning news," hickox called the measure "a frenzy of disorganization and fear that has made her feel like a criminal. this weekend in our area, the coalition of west african countries affected by ebola held a rally to raise awareness and money in southwest philadelphia. the coalition is made up of people and organizations with ties to guinea, liberia, and sierra leone. you can count on nbc 10 to help
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ease your concerns and address your concerns about the ebola virus. tomorrow morning, we will have two medical professionals here at the nbc 10 studios. they will answer any questions you have. if you'd like to submit something to them, send it in right now. just log on to our nbc 10 facebook page and look for the ebola q&a section. we will answer your questions live tomorrow morning from 4:00 to 7:00 right here on nbc 10 news today. in the philadelphia school budget crisis, a state judge is expected to rule this week on the legal flap between the teacher's union and the school district. an injunction issued last week stopped the school district from forcing teachers to contribute to their health care benefits. district officials are appealing that decision. the judge will determine this week if the case can stay in state commonwealth court or be moved to philadelphia common pleas court. now to decision 2014. with elections across the country a little more than a week away, a visit to iowa by
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new jersey governor chris christie is feeding the ongoing speculation that he may run for president in 2016. in his speech during a birthday bash for iowa's governor last night, christie said "america used to control events both here at home and around the world, and now it seems that our fate is being dictated by others. he went on to say that it's because of the lack of leadership that we have in the white house, it has been six long years, but i bring you the good news. there are only two more years left. now, his visit comes as a recent bloomberg politics des moines register poll found that just 6% of likely republican caucus goers in iowa say that christie would be their first choice for president. you may remember it was just two years ago this week when president obama and governor christie were side by side touring the sandy-ravaged jersey shore today. christie was praising the president for the government's response to the storm. mr. obama returned to new jersey months later and met christie for another tour. at that time, republicans
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criticized the governor for his relationship with the president. speaking of president obama, he is scheduled to be in philadelphia one week from today to campaign with democrat tom wolf. wolf is running for pennsylvania governor. he's trying to unseat the current governor, republican incumbent tom corbett. corbett's administration claims that their internal polling shows that he is closing the gap on tom wolf's lead. election day, november 4th. six more states are now recognizing same-sex marriages. alaska, arizona, idaho, north carolina, west virginia, and wyoming are joining 26 other states and washington, d.c. couples married in these states will qualify for federal benefits. the justice department has also determined that same-sex marriages performed in indiana and wisconsin will be legally recognized after federal courts declared the state marriage bans unconstitutional. in our area, same-sex marriage is legal in pennsylvania, new
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jersey, and delaware. happening right now, it is the second and the last day of the head of the schuylkill regatta. here is a live look near boat house row on the schuylkill where the races have been going on since 8:00 this morning. a little bit windy out there for those rowers. they will continue until about 4:00 this afternoon. nbc 10 was there for the first day of the races yesterday. thousands of competitors were out there on the river. the event features rowers there middle school age to masters in their 80s. they hailed from 23 states and six countries. still ahead, a milestone day in afghanistan as american and british troops hold a ceremony to mark the beginning of the send. and the heroic actions of a teacher, how she stepped in harm's way after that student in washington state opened fire on his classmates. [anncr:]making jackets that are built to perform anywhere
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this is the latest video of u.s.-led coalition air strikes on isis targets in syria. according to u.s. officials, coalition war planes destroyed an isis artillery position this weekend. kurdish forces have been battling the islamic state militants in this area for more than a month now. the battle for control of kobani rages on. the town lies on the syrian-turkish border. isis launched its offensive on kobani in mid september. the fighting has forced 200,000 people to flee to turkey. let's head now to afghanistan, where you're looking at the beginning of the end of coalition combat involvement in the country. u.s. and british troops held a ceremony today marking their pullout from camp bastion. the camp was the center of british military operations in afghanistan since 2006. by the way, all u.s. combat troops are expected to withdraw by the end of this year. back here in the u.s., we are learning more about the deadly shooting at a washington state high school on friday. we're now learning that some of the victims are related to the
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gunman. they've also learned that a newly-hired teacher confronted the gunman who has been identified as jaylen fryberg. a witness says that the teacher intercepted fryberg as he was trying to reload. the attack left one girl dead and four others seriously hurt. police say that fryberg took his own life at the scene. according to family members, he was targeting friends and relatives. two of the victims turned out to be his cousins. >> he had a look on his face like he was just realizing what he did. and i think he kind of had a change of heart and if he wanted to, he could have gone on. >> while a motive is still unknown, friends say that fryberg recently got into an argument with another student over a racial slur that was made. meanwhile, law enforcement sources claim he may have been in a recent dispute over a girl. people in canada are also in mourning this weekend after the loss of a soldier who was shot and killed in ottawa on
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wednesday. they held a candlelight vigil in honor of corporal nathan cirillo. a military funeral is planned for corporal cirillo this tuesday. it will be held at christchurch cathedral in hamilton, his hometown. the soldier was killed by michael zehaf-bibeau. he ran into parliament hill. he died there in a shootout with police. his motive remains unknown, but canada's prime minister is calling this shooting a terror attack. let's head now to hawaii, where authorities are telling several dozen people living near a lava flow to get ready to evacuate in the next few days. the warning came after this molten rock oozed across the road and edged closer to their homes. the lava flow from the kilauea volcano was moving at about 10 yards per hour. this volcano has been erupting since 1983.
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they gave me support that i'm not this young kid experiencing this alone. >> still ahead, a look at camp freedom for kids with diabetes. plus we'll tell you about a major event happening in philadelphia to raise awareness about the disease. and firefighters get a bizarre rescue call after a horse falls into a swimming pool. we'll show you what happened next. good sunday morning. we're looking good. we have mild temperatures. but we are windy. here is a live picture outside from our city skyline. we're looking at bright blue skies. we'll talk about the temperatures today, the winds, and also tracking some showers in your seven-day. that's all straight ahead. r had. we wouldn't know the incredible difference verizon fios makes. the numbers don't lie. in customer satisfaction studies, fios is rated #1 in internet speed and reliability, and hd picture quality. so join the millions who enjoy the difference fios makes and
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this next story is about a diving horse, so to speak. it had to be rescued from a pool in arizona. a homeowner called firefighters yesterday saying that his horse fell into the swimming pool. a veterinarian was also called
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to the scene to tranquilize the animal. rescuers used straps to slowly pull the horse out of the water. he's doing all right. it's still unclear exactly how he got there in the first place. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> a good sunday morning. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. we are looking at a windy day. winds gusting near 25 miles per hour. even up to 40 in some spots. and that trend will continue throughout the day. that's our big weather story today. otherwise we're looking at a pleasant late october day. we're going to see sunshine again. another sunny day. bright sunshine all across the board. we are looking at temperatures not quite as warm as yesterday. a little cooler, but still above normal for this time of year and blustery. yeah, that's the word for today. we're going to see strong winds at least through the early part of the evening. right now we're looking good in the poconos. a few clouds. otherwise we're looking at bright sunshine. it is chilly, though, in the poconos. winds out of the west-northwest at 20 miles per hour, so we're continuing to see those winds go
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up and we're going to continue to see them go up throughout the afternoon. wall-to-wall sunshine across the board. we love that. 58 in reading. 61 in atlanta. 60 in atlantic city. a really pretty day, but we are dealing with the winds if you're heading out and doing any fall activities. right now we're looking at bright blue skies in the city, so a nice day to walk the city, a nice day to look at the fall foliage, and a nice day to really enjoy this late october day. 58 in reading. 61 in philadelphia. 61 in dover. here is a look at those wind gusts. this is the story throughout the day. it will be the story into the early evening hours. we're going to see this being pretty stubborn throughout the day. the reason is we have a cold front that moved in overnight. the gradient between the two is causing these winds. the cooling wind that will keep the temperature down and going to keep the temperatures up.
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today, 64 to 67. winds out of the west-northwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour, but gusting closer to 30, even 40 as we saw in some spots. tonight, mostly clear and chilly. clear skies lets the heat out. looking at temperatures right around normal. a little bit above normal. typically we come in right around 63 degrees. lots of sunshine again. tuesday, even warmer than that. 74. nice, nice day. by wednesday, things again to change. we have a cold front. mostly cloudy skies. some showers. and that will drop the temperatures by thursday down to 61, but lots of sunshine. on friday, that's a big day. looking for halloween. it's going to be chilly, but even chillier on saturday, and even windier. it's an epidemic and the victims are children. we're talking about type 1
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diabetes. according to research, the number of cases has increased 70% in the past 20 years. but as chris kay doe reports, a local man reports there's a lot of support for people living with the disease. >> he doesn't like needles now, so imagine what how it was when a doctor told him he'd have to do to manage his disease. >> for a 6-year-old, to have to take injections every day and prick your finger for blood sugar, it's scary. >> reporter: nate eventually eliminated the needles but it was a constant reminder that he's different from the other kids. >> i had to explain to my friends that i'm diabetic. my whole life changed. >> reporter: his life changed again at age 8 when his mom forced him to go to a new camp called camp freedom. >> i called all the way home because i didn't want to go. i cried all the way home because i didn't want to leave. >> reporter: there nate found himself surrounded by 100 other
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kids with camp 1 dtype 1 diabet. he's been to camp every year since 2001, and is now a head counselor, teaching kids that diabetes doesn't have to put limits on them. and that's just his summer job. at camp, nate was recruited to work for the american diabetes association. he coordinates special events like the one coming up november 1st, step out, walk to stop diabetes. philadelphia's is the largest in the country and this year with the help of 6,000 walkers, think hope to be the first to raise a million dollars. money that will fund programs like camp freedom and more importantly, says nate, research to find a cure. >> not only for me, but for my friends and campers. >> listen to this. five years after nate was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, so was his brother at age 13, which is why raising money to fund research for a cure is such a personal cause for them. chris kato, nbc 10 news. >> as chris mentioned, the step
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out walk to stop diabetes is next saturday, november 1st. it kicks off at the philadelphia museum of art. registration begins at 8:00 in the morning. if you're looking for a team to join, you can sign up to walk with team nbc 10. we'd be happy to have you. it's your chance to donate to a good cause and get some exercise at the same time. speaking of exercise, with halloween right around the corner, there is a spooky run that will take you through a local historic cemetery, all for a good cause. manna is hosting a 3k run for your life scary fun run this week. nbc 10 and comcast are sponsors of the event. manna is a non-profit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people throughout the region who are battling life-threatening illnesses. the run 4 ur life happens this wednesday at 7:00 in the evening so that it's dark and especially scary. the cost is $30 and all the
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proceeds benefit manna. a teenage girl wins the lottery after getting some scratch-off tickets for her birthday. what a gift. find out just how much she won when we come back.
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a lot of people get lottery tickets as a birthday gift, but how many of them are winners, and we mean big winners? one chicago teen is now a millionaire after her dad gave her two scratch-off lottery tickets as a gift for her 19th birthday. they were worth $4 million. and there's some discussion going on right now in our control room, i'm told, by our producer, director and the folks in there, about how much she should give her dad. >> i don't know. i don't know. buy him a house. buy him a retirement house, right? that's so nice. i want to win that so badly. >> i know. >> oh well. i would be happy with 100. >> i know. every time i play the lottery, i think i'm going to win.
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>> of course. that's why everybody plays. you have a shot, right? let's take a look outdoors. we are winning today in terms of the weather. at least in the sunshine department. here's a look at the poconos. temperature not bad either. 61 in philadelphia. 57 in allentown. 57 in lancaster. 61 in wildwood. although windy, that's going to be the big headline here. 65 on monday. looking good by tuesday. nice and warm. >> "meet the press" is coming up next. have a good one. ♪
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this sunday, the the election season, sidetracked again, this time by two issues. this time ebola reaches new york city, and do we have to quarantine health care workers returning from west africa. and is it time for a travel ban from everyone returning from the affected countries. and another lone wolf attack, h this time in canada. and the hatchet assault on a police officer. what is happening with these mentally disturbed copycats. and my report from the battle state road trip. exclusive polling numbers to show